Apple updated Logic Pro X to version 10.2.1 on Wednesday. The update includes a couple of new features, improvements to existing features, and a variety of bug fixes. Apple also noted a collection of 30 unspecified plug-ins that now have support for Retina displays, though the patch notes do not mention why all plugins didn't long ago get such support.
Apple ramped up its music creation efforts for the iPhone and iPad on Wednesday with the introduction of Live Loops for mobile GarageBand. The loops are included with the GarageBand 2.1 update and include rock, electronic dance music, house, and electro funk, and more.
Apple released an iOS app called Music Memos on Wednesday. It allows you to record song ideas, hear those ideas played with auto-generated bass and/or drum accompaniment, view the chords, and add lyrics. Artists can then share them via Apple Music Connect or import them directly into GarageBand or Logic Pro X for further development.
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Apple released iMovie 10.1.1 on Tuesday, a bug fix release that addresses five different issues, including a problem with YouTube sharing. Other issues include editing fixes, playback of Sony XAVC S clips, still image display, and an issue with Library lists.
Apple released iOS 9.2.1 Tuesday, an update that fixes an issue with mobile device management (MDM) servers. The update also includes security fixes for 9 different security holes, most of which allow the bad guys to take over your iOS device.
Apple released OS X 10.11.3 Tuesday, a bug fix release. The update fixes a sleep issue specific to some 4K displays, and an Enterprise-oriented fix for .pkg file receipts. The update also includes patches for nine security flaws.
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LAS VEGAS - Simple Human has a new mirror called Wide-View Sensor Mirror, and the company has really thought differently about lighting, and they use an iPhone app to do it. Bryan Chaffin explain, starting with the story of why he grasped its value.
The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration hopes to partially tame the wild west world of private drone flying with its new iOS app, which lets drone operators check their flight plans against local restrictions, special flight warnings, and safety alerts before they take to the air.
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